Rosalynn Carter quotes talk quite a bit about mental health and how it affects many in society. Her quotes also look at politics but one can easily see that she was very concerned about the health of others. She also talks about how to deal with failure and the approach of never quitting. She was among five First Ladies that all lived n the same generation. These included Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush.
Rosalynn Carter born Eleanor Rosalynn Carter is a former American First Lady. She is married to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and both served in the office from 1977 to 1981. She was considered someone who would be involved in political meetings and was an advocate for many issues in her day. Below are a host of quotes from the former First Lady of the United States Of America.
“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”
“Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.”
“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”
“There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home.”
“If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.”
“You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.”
“Don't worry about polls, but if you do, don't admit it.”
“Early diagnosis is so important because the earlier a mental illness can be detected, diagnosed and treatment can begin, the better off that person can be for the rest of his or her life.”
“One day, I made a remark that I might work with people with mental illness, and somebody in the press heard it, and it was in the paper. And the more I thought about it and found out about it, the more I thought it was just a terrible situation with no attention. And I've been working on it ever since”
“If you look at suicides, most of them are connected to depression. And the mental health system just fails them. It's so sad. We know what to do. We just don't do it.”
“San Francisco is one of my favorite cities in the world.”
“You can have a full life after 50.”
“I've watched my family grow, I've traveled around the world and I've had a chance to contribute some, I think.”
“I've had a great life.”
“I hope I've contributed something to the mental health field. But I hope people will think - I've had so many wonderful opportunities, I tried to take advantage of them.”
“It's been taboo for so long to admit you had a mental health problem.”
“There's a mental health problem in the sense that people are so afraid of the stigma that they don't get help. But there's absolutely a gun control problem in the country.”
“It's just unbelievable to me that the National Rifle Association has so much power.”
“For Jimmy and me, Iowa holds a special place in our hearts. During his presidential campaign I spent over 100 days in Iowa. I visited 105 communities and knocked on more doors and met more Iowans than anyone thought possible.”
“Being a caregiver requires infinite patience, physical and emotional strength, health care navigation skills, and a sense of humor - which can be hard to come by after sleepless nights and demanding days.”
“Caregivers are the selfless people who provide unpaid care for loved ones who are ill or have serious medical conditions. This is among the most challenging work there is.”
“I have cared for loved ones nearly all my life, so when I look in the mirror, I see a caregiver looking back at me. It began when I was 12 years old and my father became ill. Taking care of him took a toll on our entire family, my mother most of all.”
“I've never had time for friends. I've always worked too hard.”
“I have learned that you can do anything you want to. They used to ask me if I thought the first lady ought to be paid. If you get paid, then I have to do what first lady is supposed to do. But you can do anything you want to, and it's such a great soap box.”
“Aside from doing everything possible to provide programs for people who are seriously ill, I want to do everything humanly possible to help create a more caring society so that we can begin to counter the painful loneliness and sense of helplessness which has engulfed too many of our people.”
“My philosophy is that you do what you have to do.”
“You can make the First Lady's job whatever you want it to be. To some women the job is more involved with the entertaining. They feel at home doing the things at home.”
“I've always worked - I can't stay at home and do Cokes and teas, although I think that for those people who want to do that, then that's surely important to them.”
“When you travel and when you campaign, people tell you their problems. You see the problems and you become aware of them and you talk about them every day. And so you feel the responsibility for doing something about them.”
"I was very nervous about giving speeches for a long time."
“I love San Francisco. I have a lot of memories there.”
"My mother made all of our clothes, my friends' mothers made all of their clothes. This was the Depression."
“We know how to treat depression, we know how to treat mental illness, and we have not had the political will in our country to make it happen.”
“Many politicians, celebrities, businessmen and women, and community leaders now are open about their struggles with mental illnesses, something almost unheard of when I began. Together, we are spreading the word that mental health affects all of us and deserves our support and attention.”
“When I announced my focus on mental health as first lady of Georgia in 1971, none but five mental health advocates in the state wanted to be involved with the issue.”
Rosalynn Carter quotes will encourage anyone who find themselves against the odds in life especially when it comes to certain health challenges. May her quotes motivate us to live better lives.